Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Now fans want Power Dynamos executive out

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File:Red Arrows' jimmy Chisenga (c) tries to beat defender from Power Dynamos during the FAZ-MTN super league game at Nkoloma stadium

Some Power Dynamos fans have demanded that the club’s executive committee be dissolved for allegedly using coach Fordson Kabole as a scapegoat for the team’s elimination from the CAF Champions League.

But Power secretary Justin Kapoma has told the fans to concentrate on supporting the team instead of meddling in administrative issues.

Kabole was recently sacked following Power’s 6-0 defeat to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) giants TP in the Champions League first round return leg in Lubumbashi.

One of the fans, John Bwalya said in Kitwe yesterday that Kabole has been sacrificed for mistakes allegedly committed by some executive committee members.

Bwalya said the dismissal of Kabole is not in the interest of the club.

He said Kabole has done a lot for the Kitwe outfit and that his departure is likely to have an adverse effect on the performance of the club and that Power needs the experience of Kabole for them to successfully defend the Super Division title and the Barclays Cup.

“This executive committee must go. They have failed to run the club. We want people with new ideas to take over from them so that Power can defend the league and perform well in cup games.

“The decision they have taken of sacking Mr Kabole is not in the interest of the club and it will cost us,” Bwalya said.

Another fan, Kelvin Tembo said it does not need a rocket scientist to tell that the current executive was not taking the club anywhere.
Tembo said the executives’ shortcomings were reflected before the team travelled to Lubumbashi for the return leg match. He said the executive committee failed to secure visas in good time, resulting in the team’s departure being delayed.

Lizzy Mambwe, who travelled to Lubumbashi to cheer the Zambian champions, said Power lost the match before playing it because the officials allegedly failed to provide leadership by getting in physical confrontations with TP Mazembe fans.

Joseph Mwamba called on CEC to reinstate Chalimba Phiri as club chairman.

Mwamba said Phiri, who was removed from the post just after Power won the Barclays Cup late last year and replaced by Owen Silavwe, should be reinstated for having helped Power win the league last season.

But Kapoma said the issue of Kabole is now water under the bridge and the calls for the dissolution of the entire Power executive are unjustified.
“We are not obliged to discuss with fans why we decided to separate with Mr Kabole. They should leave administrative issues to the executive committee and concentrate on supporting the new coach and the team,” Kapoma said.

He said the separation was mutually agreed by both parties and there is no need for fans to start attacking the executive committee.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

5 COMMENTS

  1. Power lost 6 -0 to TP Mazambians. They fired Kabole the coach. The following week Power beat Konkola Mine Police 3 – 0. Konkola Mine Police fire the Coach. It does No make sense to me.

  2. Frustrated fans can punish the club. If they have to avoid going watching the matchs for some weeks (playing without gate takings).. The (club) will realise the importance of the fans (the hand that feeds them).. The club allowed players to travel long distance on road and expect good results = no ..no .. the players were tired, they should have arrived there week before the match since they were travelling by road.. By air could be 1-4 days before the match day.. It is here where the fan think the trip was ill planned.

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